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AROUND TOWN

SamTrans sued by former accountant

Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Dane, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect arrested in Menlo Park robberies

A fake gun, a purse and several stolen cellphones led police on Monday night to arrest a Menlo Park teenager on suspicion...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by prefer not to say, 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Blasts Obamacare

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts says Obamacare will bury the Democrats. Boston Herald radio has a taped radio talk...

Original post made by Beantown Ex Pat on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Edgar, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 89 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia board approves $265M bond measure for June ballot

The June 3 ballot will include a bond measure asking voters for $265 million in capital improvement funds for the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1819 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 2441 Views

ATHERTON

Judge dismisses charges against man shot by CHP in Atherton following high-speed chase

A judge has dismissed charges against a man accused of driving a car at California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by eddie p., 19 hours ago | 6 comments | 1376 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police substation 'more like a neighborhood service center'

The new Menlo Park Police Department substation holds some surprises for the Belle Haven neighborhood. The long-awaited facility,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by RC101, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 902 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Bicyclists rob man at gunpoint

Two teens riding bikes robbed a Menlo Park man at gunpoint near Ivy Drive and Almanor Avenue on Saturday night, according...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by RU Nutz, 20 hours ago | 8 comments | 1332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ian Steven, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 4 comments | 2472 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse Plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm | 109 comments | 3571 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 1684 Views

AROUND TOWN

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe "That's made up."

This is his official response to reports from SamTrans Whistleblower victims that they were told by Kevin Raffaelli that...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 18 comments | 1281 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas main breaks on University Drive

Police and firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District are at the scene of a gas-main break in the 1300 block...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 11 comments | 2835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students

A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 688 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 1351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SUHSD $265,000,000 Bond Measure, State matching Funds and Grand Jury Report

How much debt will the Sequoia Union High School District incur if the voters approve their $265 Million Bond measure? How...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by jack Hickey, on Apr 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 4 comments | 133 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park works on 'granny unit' regs

The Menlo Park Planning Commission continued its quest to figure out how to encourage construction of secondary units, also...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 20, 2014 at 6:47 am | 6 comments | 2109 Views

AROUND TOWN

FAA invites comment from residents under flight paths

A strong turnout from Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside is expected at the workshop hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm | 6 comments | 624 Views

WOODSIDE

No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 13 comments | 4830 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by S, on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:08 am | 2 comments | 723 Views
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